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Awaiting transplant, mom lives 6 days without lungs

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 22:11
Given the choice between his wife possibly dying in her bed or on an operating table, Chris Benoit chose an experimental, first-of-its-kind surgical procedure. The surgeons would remove not just one but both of Melissa Benoit's lungs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Fresh off raising $1.8M, Chapel Hill startup preps for $8 million

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:14
Chapel Hill-based startup Renovion – which is developing a nebulized therapy called Arina-1 for the treatment of lung transplant patients– has its eyes on submitting a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in early 2019, according to chief executive officer Dan Copeland. The company has raised more than $ 1.8 million of a planned $2 million offering to “fund pre-clinical and clinical programs,” he says, and is looking to raise another $8 million in the lead up to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Risks for Post-Transplant Skin Cancer Identified Risks for Post-Transplant Skin Cancer Identified

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:21
The first U.S. population-based study of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients found the highest risk in patients who are older, male, white and had pre-transplant skin cancer or received a heart or lung transplant, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Lung Transplant Receipients: Increased Skin Cancer Risk Lung Transplant Receipients: Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:21
The first U.S. population-based study of skin cancer in organ transplant recipients found the highest risk in patients who are older, male, white and had pre-transplant skin cancer or received a heart or lung transplant, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
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High-risk patient gets life-saving transplant when UCLA team accepts her case

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 02:03
A 24-year-old cystic fibrosis patient is starting the new year with new hope thanks to help from the U.S. Air Force, the actor who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” movies and a UCLA surgeon who said yes to a high-risk case.Kathlyn Chassey of San Antonio, Texas, was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease characterized by the build-up in the lungs of thick, sticky mucus that traps infection-causing bacteria. While there is no cure, lung transplantation can help alleviate many of the symptoms.Courtesy of the Chassey familyKathlyn Chassey walks after her lung transplant surgery at Reagan UCLA Medical Center.Chassey ’s father, Chris, is a chief master sergeant in the United States Air Force. Last November, when her breathing problems worsened, she was hospitalized at the Brooke A...
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ALung Technologies brings in $2.6m

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 21:51
  Artificial lung-like device developer ALung Technologies has raised $2.6 million in a new round of financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Pittsburgh-based ALung’s Hemolung device is an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system that works by removing carbon dioxide and delivering oxygen directly to a patient’s blood via a small catheter inserted into the jugular or femoral vein. Money in the round so far has come from 36 anonymous investors, with the company seeking another $1.4 million before closing the debt and option round, according to the SEC filing. The company has not yet stated how it intends to use funds raised in the round. Last January, ALung Technologies reported raising $10.8 million in a round of debt financing. A month earlier, the company said...
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What lies ahead for healthcare in Wales in 2017 and beyond?

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 22:00
With a narrow window in which to move the Welsh NHS onto a pathway to sustainability, Michael Trickey considers what needs to happen in the years ahead Related items fromOnMedica Hospitals in Wales failing to give GPs discharge information GP leaders call for primary care boost from Budget Deemed consent for organ donation increases transplants in Wales Wales has UK ’s lowest five-year survival rate for lung cancer Wales offers incentives for GPs to train and stay in Wales (Source: OnMedica Views)
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Top Ten Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2017

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 15:14
2016 will go down as a year that taught us to question our assumptions. The election of Donald Trump, an outcome almost no one predicted, left many with a sense of uncertainty about what 2017 will bring in the biomedical and health-care space. To bring clarity to these unsure times, FasterCures has compiled a list of issues critical to the future of medical innovation that we'll be tracking over the coming year. While some issues will be closely linked with the people and policies of the new presidential administration, we think all will be important to continuing the progress toward faster cures and treatments. 1. FDA: What is the roadmap going forward? 2017 could be an exceptionally important year at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We don't know who will lead the FDA as commi...

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South Africa: 'God Has a Plan for Me' - Lung Transplant Patient

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:56
[News24Wire] Fifty-six-year-old Fanie Swart from Boksburg has something extra to be grateful for this festive season after he became the 100th patient to receive a lung transplant at the Netcare Milpark Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Cochrane Priority Reviews List: December 2016 Update

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 15:01
Cochrane-wide prioritisation remains an important project, with over 140 priority reviews or updates have been published since it began in January 2015.The December 2016 revision of the Cochrane Priority Reviews List includes new titles from the Cochrane Airways, Anaesthesia, Dementia& Cognitive Improvement, ENT, Epilepsy, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers, Gynaecology& Fertility, Haematological Malignancies, Heart, Incontinence, Kidney& Transplant, Lung Cancer, Neuromuscular Disease, Oral Health, Skin, Stroke, and Urology Groups.The following titles on the list are open to new authors:Long-acting beta2-agonists and long-acting muscarinic antagonists in a combined inhaler versus either agent alone or placebo for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseProstacyclin ...
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Data points to no age-related cutoff for mammogram screenings | RSNA 2016 Roundup

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 15:38
There is no clear cut-off age to stop breast cancer screening, according to new data from the largest-ever study on mammogram screening outcomes. Data from the study was presented this week at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting. Age-based cutoffs for screenings have been a source of controversy for many years in the healthcare field. Results from the massive study, however, support guidelines that support making breast cancer screening decisions based on individual patients and health status over a specific age, according to study researchers. Data in the study came from over 5.6 million mammogram screenings performed over 7 years between January 2008 and December 2014 and across 150 facilities in 31 U.S. states. Patient demographic data, mammography and biops...
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Genetic factors control regenerative properties of blood-forming stem cells, UCLA studies show

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 15:00
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology and the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have published two studies that define how key genetic factors affect blood-forming stem cells by either accelerating or hindering the cells ’ regenerative properties. The findings could one day lead to improved treatments for people undergoing common therapies for cancer such as chemotherapy and radiation. BACKGROUNDBlood-forming stem cells, or hematopoietic stem cells, are found in the bone marrow. These cells have two unique properties: They can self-renew and, through a process called differentiation, they can form any type of blood cell. A healthy immune system depends on the regenerative abilities of...
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Scientists create artificial blood that delivers oxygen to tissues in the body

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 02:43
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Scientists created an artificial red blood cell that picks up oxygen in the lungs and takes it to tissues, and may improve trauma victims' chance of survival. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Longer Preservation Time Doesn ' t Harm Lungs for Transplant Longer Preservation Time Doesn ' t Harm Lungs for Transplant

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 22:14
Extending overall preservation time via ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) appears to have no negative impact on short-term outcomes of lung transplantation, according to Canadian and Swiss investigators.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
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Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window (CME/CE)

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 23:35
(MedPage Today) -- Harvested lungs kept viable up to 21 hours (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
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New technique keeps donor lungs viable longer: Study

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 18:56
HealthDay News A technique that allows lungs destined for transplants to be preserved longer works well, a new Canadian study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 16:00
Strategy allows doctors more time to assess organs, transport for transplant Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Lung Transplantation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
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New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer: Study

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:11
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 -- A technique that allows lungs destined for transplants to be preserved longer works well, a new Canadian study finds. The strategy, called ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), allows preservation of lungs for up to 12 hours,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Preserving donor lungs longer makes transplant more elective than emergency surgery

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
(University Health Network) A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Can artery 'banks' transform vascular medicine?

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 04:00
(Morgridge Institute for Research) The Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will address both the engineering and biomedical hurdles involved in creating stem cell-derived arteries for transplant as part of a five-year, $8 million project funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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